A Pool Hustler's Daughter grows up in subterranean America. She dreams big, hustles daily and loves her Daddy. With empathy, fascination and grace she navigates and inhabits every tier of society; sees beauty and hope and magic in all things; respects and lives by the "mitzvah."
A Pool Hustler's Daughter calculates the trifecta payout at the racetrack, hides money on three parts of her body, has an arsenal of "Uncles," and keeps a baseball bat by the front door. She values friendship, loyalty and experiences over "things." Like her father, she seeks to learn "The secrets of the universe" and believes "Life ain't on the square." She applauds the self-made and those who learn to "overcome" their circumstances. Her door is always open for a sofa to sleep on, a hot meal, or an eager listener for a life story.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Animated Film Voice Rant

The accuracy with which I can decipher actors'voices in animated films is nothing less than extraordinary. Just uncovered Michael J. Fox, James Garner (aka The Rockford Files), the lady Bailiff who smokes from TV's "Night Court" and Father Guido Sarducci in a 1980s Disney version of "Atlantis" (Not even kidding here.) These are not parlor tricks, people. Seriously, I'm ready to go on the road with my talent. I identified the entire cast of "The Lego Movie" in under sixty seconds. And don't think I'm vulnerable with Golden Oldies like "The Aristocats" or "The Jungle Book" either. I owned the song "The Bear Necessities" on a 45 inch, Haters. I know Scatman Cruthers like I know Dick Cheney. I know many actors double and triple "dip" in the animated world like Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. And then there's that darn postman from "Cheers" whose animated film royalties are the stuff of legend. He drives a fleet of Rolls Royces and word has it Kanye and Kim asked if they could borrow his "gold toilet seat guy." And I still think annoying humanitarian Matt Damon was robbed of an Oscar for portraying a horse named "Spirit" - a role that he (predictably) gave his fee to an American Indian charity(which they later used to buy chandaliers and a year commitment by Tony Orlando to headline at their casino.)
But the bottom line is: #PeterOTooleRatatouilleperformancebestactorvoiceoverofalltime

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